Absa Premiership

Tefu has positive outlook ahead of SuperSport debut

2016-10-04 11:45
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United defender Tefu Mashamaite has moved to temper expectations as he gears up for his Matsatsantsa debut following his return to South African football.

The former Kaizer Chiefs star made his return to the country recently when he joined SuperSport on a two-year deal after spending 12 months at Swedish club BK Hacken.

Two seasons ago, Mashamaite was at the peak of his powers for Amakhosi where he won PSL gongs including the Footballer of the Year prize at the end of 2014/15 campaign.

He also lead the Soweto giants to the league and MTN8 titles, with current SuperSport coach Stuart Baxter at the helm in Naturena.

"It's a challenge and it's a new era, but SuperSport has got a history of winning things and we have a great team," Mashamaite said of repeating his successes in Pretoria.

"It's just about getting here and trying to build something with the team, it's not about what happened two, three years ago. It's just how we move forward.

"It is what I'm looking at and knowing that I'm going to be with someone who is about development, about training and has a culture of winning, that's what makes me look forward to it. 

"Also the players that he (Baxter) has assembled, it just gives me a positive attitude."

The 31-year-old has been battling with a leg injury thus delaying his debut, but was on the bench for SuperSport's last match - a 1-1 draw at Premiership leaders Golden Arrows, in KwaMashu.


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